Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Developer
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 61 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 48 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.93% 2.66% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 2.86% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 26
Hertfordshire median daily rate £488 £365 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.56% -27.00% -
10th Percentile £392 £293 £375
90th Percentile £569 £580 £538
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +73.08% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,526 1,468 1,342
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 93.15% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 743 767
Hertfordshire median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% - +3.56%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £207
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 141 82
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +12.03% -15.49%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.35 £40.00 £53.63
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -3.19% -21.74% +9.52%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Hertfordshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Hertfordshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Hertfordshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Hertfordshire

Senior Developer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +8 16 £438 +34.62% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 11 £563 -
Hitchin - 6 £425 -
St Albans 0 5 £525 +55.56% 1
Senior Developer
East of England

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) TDD
3 20 (41.67%) Java
4 19 (39.58%) Microservices
4 19 (39.58%) Java 8
5 18 (37.50%) REST
6 15 (31.25%) Finance
7 14 (29.17%) SOAP
7 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (22.92%) .NET
10 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (20.83%) Scrum
10 10 (20.83%) DevOps
10 10 (20.83%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
11 9 (18.75%) C#
11 9 (18.75%) Kanban
12 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
12 8 (16.67%) SQL
13 7 (14.58%) Spring Boot
13 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
13 7 (14.58%) CSS
13 7 (14.58%) Web Services
13 7 (14.58%) MVC
13 7 (14.58%) Spring
14 6 (12.50%) HTML
14 6 (12.50%) BDD
15 5 (10.42%) CA

Senior Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.08%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Power BI
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) PowerCenter
3 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.08%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.08%) Appium
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.08%) Gradle
3 1 (2.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Code
3 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) REST
2 14 (29.17%) SOAP
3 11 (22.92%) .NET
4 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
5 7 (14.58%) CSS
5 7 (14.58%) Spring
5 7 (14.58%) Spring Boot
5 7 (14.58%) Web Services
6 6 (12.50%) HTML
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.25%) RESTful
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.17%) HTML5
8 2 (4.17%) Kafka
8 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.08%) Angular 2
9 1 (2.08%) LESS
9 1 (2.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) TDD
3 19 (39.58%) Microservices
4 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (20.83%) DevOps
6 10 (20.83%) Scrum
7 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 9 (18.75%) Kanban
8 7 (14.58%) MVC
9 6 (12.50%) BDD
10 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
11 4 (8.33%) API Development
11 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
13 2 (4.17%) Inmon Methodology
13 2 (4.17%) Mobile First
13 2 (4.17%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) Java 8
3 9 (18.75%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) XQuery
7 3 (6.25%) Groovy
8 2 (4.17%) C
9 1 (2.08%) ABAP
9 1 (2.08%) C++
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
9 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) CA
2 4 (8.33%) Cognos
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Informatica
4 1 (2.08%) Nintex
4 1 (2.08%) SAP